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Oral history interview with Sandra Nixon, 2001

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Creator:Thomas, Sandra Nixon
Title:Oral history interview with Sandra Nixon, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Sandra Nixon, risked their lives to challenge the system of segregation in interstate travel in the South. The University of Mississippi's Freedom riders oral history project includes interviews recorded in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of that summer.

Types:Oral histories | MovingImage | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Thomas, Sandra Nixon--Interviews | Smith, Jerome H. | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948--Influence | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Influence | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Mississippi State Penitentiary | Congress of Racial Equality | Southern University and A & M College--Students | Reunions--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Railroad travel--Louisiana | Railroad travel--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | Women civil rights workers--Southern States | African American women civil rights workers--Southern States | Direct action--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights demonstrations--Louisiana--New Orleans | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Louisiana--Race relations--History--20th century | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | College students--Political activity--United States | Fear--Louisiana | Fear--Mississippi | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Threats of violence--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Police--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi | Arraignment--Mississippi | Singing--Mississippi | Prison violence--Mississippi | Nonviolence | Families--Louisiana | Prisoners--Mississippi | Women prisoners--Mississippi | Breach of the peace--Mississippi | Equality--United States | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001
Institution:John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi)
Contributors:University of Mississippi. William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation | University of Mississippi. Division of Outreach and Continuing Education | University of Mississippi. Center for the Study of Southern Culture | John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections
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Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,18